Broughton, Flintshire


Broughton, Flintshire

infobox UK place
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static_image_caption=
country= Wales
welsh_name= Brychdyn
constituency_welsh_assembly= Alyn and Deeside
official_name= Broughton
population= 5,791 (2001 Census)
unitary_wales= Flintshire
lieutenancy_wales= Clwyd
constituency_westminster= Alyn and Deeside
post_town= CHESTER
postcode_district= CH4
postcode_area= CH
dial_code= 01244
os_grid_reference= SJ342640
latitude= 53.16937
longitude= -2.98519

Broughton ( _cy. Brychdyn) is a small district in Flintshire, Wales, close to the Wales–England border and located to the west of the City of Chester, England. Along with the nearby village of Bretton, the total population was 5,791 at the 2001 Census.citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=801646&c=broughton&d=16&e=15&g=414354&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1196469259422&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779|title=2001 Census: Broughton & Bretton|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=1 December|accessyear=2007]

Broughton is home to a large aircraft factory. This was completed by late 1939 for the use by Vickers Armstrong in building 5,786 Wellington bombers. De Havilland Aircraft took over the factory in 1948 and built 2,816 planes of several designs. Today, the plant is the Airbus wing factory which manufactures wings for the A320, A330/A340 and A380 aeroplanes. Airbus wings produced in Broughton are flown out in Airbus Beluga planes with the exception of the large A380 wings which are transported by barge along the river Dee to the nearby Mostyn docks.

The town also has a popular shopping park, known simply as Broughton Shopping Park where branches of major stores such as Tesco can be found. Also in the village centre there are a small collection of shops. The popular ITV1 drama series, "Midsomer Murders" has utilised Broughton as a filming location.

Broughton is twinned with Auzeville-Tolosane (population 3,035), a Commune of Toulouse, France.

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